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Wednesday
May032017

Friday Drop In Studio Sessions Start May 19th 

Studio
Are you looking to work on your watercolor technique this summer? I'm offering weekly drop-in classes again this year in my Turkey Neck Studio at Deep Creek Lake.  Sessions are on Friday mornings from 10 am til noon starting May 19th.  

These are working sessions with an opportunity for us to paint alongside each other while we discuss various topics and try new techniques. Artists of all levels are invited to attend. Participants are free to drop in for any or all classes. Space is limited, so please call or email at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a spot.

Deep Creek Lake, MD
2355 Turkey Neck Road
Swanton, MD 21561
Friday Mornings, 10am - 12 noon *Starting May 19th 
$20 per session payable by cash or check at the start of each session. 
412-445-1283
rhyonke@gmail.com

If possible, please bring your regular painting supplies. If you do not have supplies, but would like to get started with your own, I do have small kits available for purchase at the studio.

Wednesday
Nov162016

Celebrate 40 for 40 at the Garrett County Arts Council 

The Garrett County Arts Council is currently celebrating 40 years by entering every customers that spends $40 or more in one of their two gallery locations will be entered into a drawing to win a gift basket of art.  The promotion runs forty days, from November 15th through December 24th.  Customers can also purchase a chance to win the basket without a sale.  In case you missed it, here is an article in Mountain Discoveries Magazine about the Arts Council.  

 My original watercolor "Thirty Two Acres", picture below, is one of the pieces included in the basket.  

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Wednesday
Oct212015

Incentive! 

This weekend is another opportunity to visit my studio during the Mountain Maryland Art Sale and Tour.  It will be the last open studio of the year for me.  The weather looks much better this weekend than last, and I thought these photos might encourage a drive through our county.   We're open 11-5 Saturday and Sunday.  Hope to see you! 

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Friday
Sep252015

Casselman River Bridge Anniversary

A favorite subject of mine, the Casselman River Bridge State Park will be celebrating its 202nd anniversary on Saturday, September 26th.  Events at the park will include history presentations, a fireside program and an Outdoor Quick Painting event.  While I won't be able to attend the Plein Air event, I encourage local artists to participate. Here is a synopsis of the event as provided by the Park.  

Spruce Forest Artisan Village will also be celebrating the anniversary of the Casselman River Bridge by hosting its third annual Outdoor Quick Painting (Plein Air) event on Saturday, September 26th. Registration will take place at the Village Church from 8 am until 10 am. There is no fee to register. More information on the painting event can be found online at www.spruceforest.org.

Casselman River Bridge State Park is a 4-acre parcel located east of Grantsville in Garrett County on U.S. Route 40. It is a popular area for fly fishermen, photographers, and history enthusiasts. When the 80-foot bridge was erected in 1813, it was the longest single span stone arch bridge in the United States. Skeptics predicted that the bridge would collapse once the supporting timbers were removed - yet the bridge stood, serving as an important link on the National Road from 1813 to 1933. Although the bridge no longer carries vehicular traffic, it is open to pedestrians.

Today the Casselman River Bridge stands as a picturesque relic of Maryland's early transportation history, and a tribute to those who designed and built the National Road. To the east of the bridge is the "Spruce Forest Artisan Village." The village’s historic buildings were moved from various locations in Western Maryland and restored on the site. They currently serve as studios for a variety of artists. Adjacent to Spruce Village are the Penn Alps restaurant and gift shop, a historic structure that dates to 1818, and Stanton’s Mill, a working grist mill originally established in 1797. 

While I won't be there in person,  I just stocked the Penn Alps Craft Shop with a new supply of cards.  You'll also find some of my prints and art along with many other local artisans.  

 

Photo (1)Untitled work completed after a plein air session earlier this year.  
View more images of the Casselman Bridge in my Garrett County Collection.  

Wednesday
Sep232015

"Hanging On" 

Another in the watercolor and mixed media on wood series....completed this summer.  

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Watercolor/Mixed Media on Wood
5'x4'
Copyright 2015 Robert Yonke